October 22th at Turtle Bay Resort from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
October 24th at Waialua Elementary from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
This event will give farmers the opportunity to voice comments, concerns, and preferences for a regional food hub on the North Shore of Oahu. This is a great opportunity for farmers to engage in the development of a facility that meets their post-harvest needs and distributes local produce across the North Shore of Oahu.
Don’t miss the Tech in Ag Session, featuring our very own, North Shore EVP President, Kevin Kelly! From 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Kevin will speak about the importance of food safety, along with panelists Kirstin Auker, Vincent Kimura, Brad Seymour, and moderator Dr. Ted Radovich.
As a direct result of the partnership between Hawaii Agriculture Research Center, North Shore EVP, and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, FREE water quality sampling and analysis is available to all Kauai and Oahu farmers. These samples are imperative in meeting current FSMA Water quality standards, which require up to four years of water quality results in order to create a microbial water quality profile (MWQP). The MWQP requires water quality tests indicating levels of E. Coli and general Coliforms in 4 or more samples for ground water sources and 20 or more samples for surface water sources. Due to the high number of required samples within the 4 year period we suggest you take immediate action to determine your water quality.
Please take advantage of this FREE opportunity to test your agricultural water, as it will only be available for a limited time. To request a water quality sample on your farm please contact Lisa Rhoden (Kauai) firstname.lastname@example.org, 808-343-8196 or Lily Nugent (Oahu) email@example.com, 831-706-7713.